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Film, Wed 27 Mar 2019

Left Bank Cinema: The Whale Rider

Left Bank Cinema: The Whale Rider


Maori legend talks of Paikea, the founder of the Whangara tribe, who first arrived at the shore riding on the back of a whale. Ever since, the firstborn boy in the Whangara lineage of chiefs is considered a direct descendent and becomes the tribe’s leader. But when Chief Koro’s first grandson arrives stillborn, with a twin sister Pai who survives, both Pai and her community face a challenge.

If you’d like to make an evening of your visit to Left Bank Leeds, why not join us from 6pm for TALKING ARTS: HERE BE WHALES []? It focuses on themes in our current PORCH GALLERY EXHIBITION OF THE SAME NAME [], as well as themes present in The Whale Rider. CLICK THROUGH TO THE TALKING ARTS EVENT PAGE VIA THE LINK ABOVE TO PURCHASE A DISCOUNTED TICKET FOR BOTH EVENTS. You can grab a drink and a snack from the bar in between.

All money raised through this event supports Left Bank Leeds Charitable Trust, charity no. 1146734.

_Please note, we take photos at our events for marketing purposes. If you would prefer not to appear in our images, it is your responsibility to speak to a member of staff at the event, in order to seek out the photographer and inform them of your wishes._

Disabled toiletsOn-site light refreshments

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 27 Mar 2019 20:00 to 21:45



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Events at this Venue

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Mon 18 Mar Here Be Whales
Wed 20 Mar Here Be Whales
Thu 21 Mar Kristin Hersh
Sun 24 Mar Wedding Open Day
Mon 25 Mar Here Be Whales
Wed 27 Mar Here Be Whales


Cardigan Road,



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Map reference: SE 281348  Lat: 53.80962 Long: -1.57444

By Car:

Take the A65 out of Leeds for one mile. At the junction with a viaduct above, turn right on to Caridgane Road. At the next set of lights carry straight on. The venue is found on the right hand side after the entrance to Harold Grove.

Public Transport

Travel by Bus

Local bus number 19 from Leeds city centre stops within a minute’s walk from the venue in either direction.

Buses 49, 50/50A and 56 stop within 10 minutes’ walk of the venue.

Travel by Train

Leeds Train Station is a 10 minute taxi ride away (20 minutes at peak times). The Harrogate line train between Leeds and Knaresborough stops at Burley Park station, which is a 5 minute walk away.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Burley Park station


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